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LightMeter Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Oct 2011Mon 23-Jul-12 01:42 AM
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"Video with D3100?"


Houston, Texas, US
          

I'm thinking of buying a refurbished D3100 for video because my D300 does not have video. Can you use a non cpu lens to shoot videos(I have alot of non cpu lenses)? And can you adjust the exposure manually?

Bill

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Skyco Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Mar 2012Tue 24-Jul-12 03:49 PM
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#1. "RE: Video with D3100?"
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Hi Bill,

The D3100 will not handle non-CPU lenses, any non AF-S lenses (AF D lenses for instance) must be manually focused. The D3100 does work well in manual mode.

The kit lenses for the D3100 are cheap in $$ and very light - BUT are very high quality optically. That may be a solution for AF in video.

I shot some HD video with a D3100 using an AF-S NIKKOR 18-200 VR G which looked great on our HD TV.

Nikon's D3100 Digitutor may be helpful with what the D3100 can and can't do.

http://www.nikonusa.com/en_US/IMG/Assets/Digital-SLR/2010/25472-Nikon-D3100/Video/digitutor/index.html

I hope this helps,
Well Wishes
Ken

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LightMeter Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Oct 2011Wed 25-Jul-12 02:42 AM
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#2. "RE: Video with D3100?"
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Houston, Texas, US
          

Thanks Ken. If it won't handle non cpu lenses, maybe I should get something else. I know you can use something like a micro 4/3 mirrorless Olympus with non cpu lens. Many people use them with lens adapters and lenses of many different mounts. The goal is to shoot some videos with my favorite lenses-and they're not cpu lenses. My favorites are my Soviet era lenses and the Nikon 75-150 Series E.

Bill

**D7100** D300, N6006, N2000, N6000, N5005, black F2 Photomic, chrome F2AS, black Nikomat FTN, and a few non Nikons

So many cameras, so little time....

  

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Skyco Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Mar 2012Wed 25-Jul-12 01:17 PM
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Wed 25-Jul-12 01:30 PM by Skyco

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Your welcome Bill.

Have you considered a used D300s for video?

The D800 can be taught to recognize non-CPU lenses but that may be more than what you are looking for.

Hope this helps,

Ken

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